Exciting new discoveries about how our bodies work are being made by scientists every day. But what exactly goes on in the lab? And what do these discoveries mean for preventing, diagnosing and treating human disease? Join us for the first of our new series of discussion events, Crick Chats, to find out.
Relaxed and informal, Crick Chats will bring you face-to-face with the scientists working at the frontline of medical research, including those moving to the Francis Crick Institute.
The first Crick Chat will look at how genetics is transforming our understanding of cancer. On hand will be geneticist Barry Thompson and clinician scientist Samra Turajlic, from Cancer Research UK’s London Research Institute, to discuss their latest experiments, life in the lab and how their research is contributing to the fight against cancer.
Hear about their experiences in the lab and the clinic, ask a burning question, or just enjoy a chat; this is your chance to find out what’s really going on in cancer research.
No knowledge of science is required, and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be available.
The event is free to attend.
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The Francis Crick Institute
The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the scientific mechanisms of living things. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to find new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent illness such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections and neurodegenerative diseases.
By bringing together scientists from many disciplines, the Crick will have the scale, vision and expertise to tackle the most challenging scientific questions underpinning health and disease.
The Francis Crick Institute was founded by six of the UK's most successful scientific and academic organisations - the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the Wellcome Trust, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King's College London.